Great recipe! I baked them for the first time for a big party, and received a couple of compliments. I did adjust the recipe by reducing the sugar and the butter, each by about 10-20% (I scaled the recipe up to 40 cupcakes, but still just used 2 cups sugar and 1 cup butter) and they came out fine. It is just a personal preference as I don't like my cupcakes too fatty or sweet. I also adapted the flour by using plain flour, but adding 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt for every cup of plain flour I used.
They taste fine without icing (I just topped it with chocolate sprinkles) - again, a personal preference. I was a bit worried about it being too plain, but simple is good! The lemon zest in the batter made a HUGE difference. I think next time I will consider adding poppy seeds for additional texture and flavour, or do something with lime for some variation (e.g. lime zest, lime glazing). Yum!
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Great recipe! I baked them for the first time for a big party, and received a couple of...